Working about two feet from a department store jewellery counter, it's no surprise that I spend a lot of my time picking out necklaces and bracelets that get added to my ever growing wishlist. So, needless to say when I came across a blogger challenge on John Greed's website, I was very excited to spend my imaginary £250 on a Pandora bracelet of my choice and a selection of charms to adorn it.
After browsing through the amazing selection of sparking charms and bracelets, and trying to narrow down the many opened tabs, I managed to choose a bracelet and five charms to begin what I would love to be a growing collection. With a budget of £250, and leaving myself £5 to buy an fictitious latte, here's what I picked out.
Leather and Silver Bracelet - Cupcake Charm - Koala Charm - Suitcase Charm - Sea Shell Charm - Chinese Lucky Cat Charm
When picking jewellery people always seem to carry meaning to the charms they wear, so I thought I'd explain why I've picked all of these.
The Cupcake charm is pretty self explanatory. I love to bake and am working towards starting my own business. I love the creativity that baking brings and how therapeutic it is after a busy day.
The Koala charm is a little more sentimental. When I was young we moved in with my Nan when she fell ill. Every morning I'd go into her room and play with her koala teddy that lived on her bed. Twenty years on and that koala lives where ever I do. This charm would remind me of her, and allow me to carry her memory with me every day.
Again, the suitcase charm is a pretty obvious choice. I live to travel and want nothing more than to see the world. I love the thrill of visiting a new city or discovering somewhere new that takes your breath away.
The Sea Shell charm reminds me of my Mum's wedding in Antigua four years ago. Her and my Step-dad got married over looking the beach, the whole day was beautiful - even if it did rain. While there I met some amazing people and made some friends that have been there for me through thick and thin despite living on the other side of the world.
And that leaves us with the cat charm. It's no secret that I love my cat - he's my baby albeit a rather large one! My family used to foster for cats protection and he was in one of our first litters. He was the smallest of all of the kittens, couldn't walk and couldn't eat from his bowl. The vets told us he wouldn't survived once his mother had been re-homed. Now, seven years on, little Gizzie is the biggest of his litter and is still my baby even if I don't live at home with him anymore.
So, that's my Pandora charm bracelet. What charms would you pick for yours?